District H News
Heat Related Deaths are Preventable
High temperatures and the heat index are expected to rise through the weekend. Click here to see the Houston Health Department's recommendations about hot weather safety and the symptoms of heat exhaustion. Remember to not leave infants, children, senior citizens, or pets unattended in a parked vehicle, even if the windows are cracked open.
Make Attention Second Ward, Near Northside,
Denver Harbor & Port Houston!
Register your pet for Free spay/neuter, microchipping, and vaccination with The Empty Shelter Project on June 18th.
Sign up today if you live in one of the targeted zip codes:
77020, 77011, 77026, 77009, 77002, & 77029.
The FREE services include spay/neuter, microchipping, and vaccination.
Click here to view the flyer.
Appointments Are Required; No walk-ups will be seen.
When: Sat, June 18th, Appointment times vary
Where: YET Center at Finnigan Park in Greater Fifth Ward, 4900 Providence St
Countdown to Make Music Day
In two weeks, Houston's communities will come together for a day of music and concerts across the city. Make Music Houston is a live, free musical celebration of the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. To see who's playing for free in your area, visit MakeMusicDay.org/Houston.
There are still opportunities to sign up as a performer, volunteer or join in the fun!
When: Tues, June 21st
Kids Summer Camp in Near Northside
Attack Poverty's Friends of Northside location is hosting two summer camps for youth, ages 5-12. The camp themes are Gardening (Week 1) and Art (Week 2). Space is limited, so register today by contacting Jose at jose@attackpoverty.org or 409-210-1893. Learn more here.
When: June 27th-30th & July 25th-28th, 10am-2pm
Where: 6615 Irvington Blvd
Free Pet Microchipping and Vaccines
Emancipet, Houston PetSet, Barrio Dogs, and Houston Humane Society are partnering to provide free microchips and vaccines THIS SATURDAY in the East End.
No pre-registration necessary. Cats and dogs, only. Pets must be on-leash or in a carrier. View the flyer here.
When: Sat, June 11th, 9:30am-12pm
Where: Community Family Centers, 7524 Ave E
Juneteenth Educational Program at The Heritage Society
This Saturday, The Heritage Society presents “From Plantation to Emancipation." The event will also feature poetry, singing, and a Red Punch & Tea Cake reception. Please visit www.heritagesociety.org for ticket information.
When: Sat, June 11th, 11am-1pm
Where: 1100 Bagby St
Matching Grants for Neighborhood Initiatives
The Department of Neighborhoods is hosting two meetings to inform the public about Matching Grants. The sessions will cover qualifying projects, application requirements, and procurement process. Click here for the flyer.
When: Thurs, June 9th & Thurs, June 23rd, 6-7pm
Where: Annex Council Chambers, 900 Bagby (Ground Floor)
Stormwater Tunnels: Community Engagement Meeting
The Harris County Flood Control District will hold a community engagement meeting to share Phase 2 results for the Feasibility Study of Stormwater Conveyance Tunnels. The Feasibility Study investigates the potential to reduce flooding risks in Harris County by the construction of large-diameter, deep underground tunnels to convey stormwater. 
When: Thurs, June 16th, 6:30-7:30pm
Where: Virtual
Grant Opportunity for Small Businesses
The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Elevate Together to offer a grant opportunity for small businesses with less than 5 full-time employeesElevate Together is a nonprofit initiative designed to address systemic discrimination and historical racial disparities in business growth and profitability. The deadline to apply is next Friday, June 17th at 10:59pm. Apply here.
HPD Demonstration: Catalytic Converter Protection
At their latest community meeting, the Houston Police Department demonstrated how to prevent catalytic converter thefts. View a video recording of the live demo on the HPD Facebook page here. The video has Spanish subtitles.
BARC's Hot Weather Tips for your Pet
BARC has the following tips for keeping pets safe during hot weather:
  • Keep them hydrated
  • Provide indoor or outdoor shelter & shade
  • Exercise pets later in the day
  • Never leave a pet in a parked car
  • Learn to recognize the signs of heat stroke or heat distress in pets
Need Additional Resources?
Check out our District H Resources Page for links and more information about available resources. Resources are updated every week.
Download the 311 app to your Android or iPhone. When you see an issue in your neighborhood, use the app to report it. You can even include photos! If you prefer to talk directly to a representative about your issue, or want to request information about City resources, birth certificates, elections, and more, call 713-837-0311. Remember: Always call 911 in the case of an emergency!